Muslim Capitol Day 2014: The Taliban in Tallahassee?

March 19, 2014 marked the 6th annual Florida Muslim Capitol Day (MCD) in Tallahassee. From now on MCD will be referred to as “The Taliban in Tallahassee Day!” Why? Because of comments made by Ahmed Bedier captured during the MCD event. This video provides an intriguing insight into the psychological makeup of MCD organizer Bedier, a self described civil rights advocate and community organizer.



Imam Azhar Subedar

Imam Azhar Subedar

Mr. Bedier described Imam Azhar Subedar as a person that if you saw him “walking down the halls of the Capitol he was like gliding. People were not sure if they saw Jesus or someone from the Taliban.”

If this comment was uttered by anyone else (Christian, Jew, politician, concerned citizen) the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) would have filed an anti-Muslim hate speech complaint in a New York minute. Ironically, CAIR-FL Directors Hassan Shibly and Nezar Hamze were standing next to Ahmed Bedier and said nothing. This example exposes CAIR’s selective use of “anti-Islamic” comments as a problem only when a non-Muslim says something offensive.

Ahmed Bedier’s offensive comments are legendary so nobody was surprised what came out of his mouth in a public setting.


Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.

CAIR-FL Director’s Hassan Shibly and Nezar Hamze were both silent regarding Mr. Bedier’s offensive remarks – so I guess they both were in full agreement. Mr. Bedier said exactly what was on his mind in this video without any filters because he did not see us filming or he is just does not care. Mr. Bedier couldn’t have been more arrogant, anti-Muslim, anti-women, anti-Christian and inappropriate bundled up into one short public outing at the Florida Capital.

For a complete dossier on Ahmed Bedier go to:…

People should be listening to devout Muslim Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and Tawfiq Hamid, Senior Fellow and Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, rather than Ahmed Bedier.

We need caring voices like that of Jasser and Hamid to speak for the Muslim community at large.